COMMERCIAL LIGHTING

Lighting systems are one of the factors that simultaneously contribute to safety and productivity in a commercial context, which presents different challenges from other segments.

Light design teams are faced with the challenge of ensuring the right level of light in spaces and environments that are often unfavourable and unlike those in common usage.

THE CONTEXT OF COMMERCIAL LIGHTING

A commercial lighting project has different specificities from all other lighting. It is necessary to take into account some, and in many cases all, of the following situations:

  • Very large spaces and very high ceilings.
  • Activities are carried out for extended periods, often 24 x 7.
  • Depending on the nature of the facility, environmental conditions can be very aggressive to the equipment, e.g. high temperatures and humidity and/or corrosive environments.
  • Lighting equipment is often subject to the electrical phenomenon of harmonics (dirty power) induced by operating low-power equipment such as induction motors, power transformers, rectifiers and electronic equipment.
  • It is common to perform very different tasks inside in the same space, and then it becomes necessary to “customize” illuminance to each function.
  • Shadows can pose a danger to humans, so horizontal lighting plays an important role. It can represent 25% to 50% of vertical lighting in order to eliminate shadows in critical areas.

OUR EXPERIENCE

Our light designing team has extensive experience in the design and renovation of lighting systems in different industrial contexts such as factories, industrial pavilions, warehouses, car parks and petrol stations, among other projects. We offer customer support on ergonomics, compliance with regulations, efficiency and maximized returns on investment (ROI) (Arquiled services). Check here our product line.

THE LIMITATIONS OF CONVENTIONAL TECHNOLOGY

Efficiency is a constant concern for managers of commercial enterprises. Depending on the type of activity, lighting can represent up to 75% of their total electricity costs, as is the case in the logistics sector. Commercial lighting systems are one area where it is possible to simultaneously increase quality and reduce operating and maintenance costs.

One of the most common ways of optimizing electrical consumption in a commercial lighting system is to focus on some luminaires, automatically switching them on and off according to occupancy and whether there is activity. It is also possible to use dimming depending on the amount of natural light coming in from outside, by applying motion sensors and controllable photocells. This can result in savings of up to 50%.

High Intensity Discharge (HID) light sources and fluorescent lamps have for many years dominated lighting in commercial facilities. However, their characteristics do not allow us to use the good management practices mentioned above.

These types of lamps have high inertia loads at start-up and shut-down, so they are not suitable for the application of motion sensors and are rarely associated with control systems. In addition, although these traditional technologies can be used with dimmers, this significantly reduces the lifetime specified by their manufacturers.

OUR EXPERIENCE

Our light designing team has extensive experience in the design and renovation of lighting systems in different industrial contexts such as factories, industrial pavilions, warehouses, car parks and petrol stations, among other projects. We offer customer support on ergonomics, compliance with regulations, efficiency and maximized returns on investment (ROI) (Arquiled services). Check here our product line.

THE BENEFITS OF LED TECHNOLOGY

Energy savings in lighting systems mainly result from introducing more efficient lighting, sensors and control systems. This is an area where LED technology excels.

LED technology offers clear benefits over conventional lighting, including better lumen efficiency and energy efficiency, longer life and lower maintenance requirements. And these benefits are enhanced when you use luminous flux control and sensor systems.

Also, the permanent lighting needs of commercial units make the payback period very short, which means that LED technology is the best lighting solution for any commercial environment.

OUR EXPERIENCE

Our light designing team has extensive experience in the design and renovation of lighting systems in different industrial contexts such as factories, industrial pavilions, warehouses, car parks and petrol stations, among other projects. We offer customer support on ergonomics, compliance with regulations, efficiency and maximized returns on investment (ROI) (Arquiled services). Check here our product line.
CONTEXT

THE CONTEXT OF COMMERCIAL LIGHTING

A commercial lighting project has different specificities from all other lighting. It is necessary to take into account some, and in many cases all, of the following situations:

  • Very large spaces and very high ceilings.
  • Activities are carried out for extended periods, often 24 x 7.
  • Depending on the nature of the facility, environmental conditions can be very aggressive to the equipment, e.g. high temperatures and humidity and/or corrosive environments.
  • Lighting equipment is often subject to the electrical phenomenon of harmonics (dirty power) induced by operating low-power equipment such as induction motors, power transformers, rectifiers and electronic equipment.
  • It is common to perform very different tasks inside in the same space, and then it becomes necessary to “customize” illuminance to each function.
  • Shadows can pose a danger to humans, so horizontal lighting plays an important role. It can represent 25% to 50% of vertical lighting in order to eliminate shadows in critical areas.

OUR EXPERIENCE

Our light designing team has extensive experience in the design and renovation of lighting systems in different industrial contexts such as factories, industrial pavilions, warehouses, car parks and petrol stations, among other projects. We offer customer support on ergonomics, compliance with regulations, efficiency and maximized returns on investment (ROI) (Arquiled services). Check here our product line.
CONVENTIONAL TECHNOLOGY

THE LIMITATIONS OF CONVENTIONAL TECHNOLOGY

Efficiency is a constant concern for managers of commercial enterprises. Depending on the type of activity, lighting can represent up to 75% of their total electricity costs, as is the case in the logistics sector. Commercial lighting systems are one area where it is possible to simultaneously increase quality and reduce operating and maintenance costs.

One of the most common ways of optimizing electrical consumption in a commercial lighting system is to focus on some luminaires, automatically switching them on and off according to occupancy and whether there is activity. It is also possible to use dimming depending on the amount of natural light coming in from outside, by applying motion sensors and controllable photocells. This can result in savings of up to 50%.

High Intensity Discharge (HID) light sources and fluorescent lamps have for many years dominated lighting in commercial facilities. However, their characteristics do not allow us to use the good management practices mentioned above.

These types of lamps have high inertia loads at start-up and shut-down, so they are not suitable for the application of motion sensors and are rarely associated with control systems. In addition, although these traditional technologies can be used with dimmers, this significantly reduces the lifetime specified by their manufacturers.

OUR EXPERIENCE

Our light designing team has extensive experience in the design and renovation of lighting systems in different industrial contexts such as factories, industrial pavilions, warehouses, car parks and petrol stations, among other projects. We offer customer support on ergonomics, compliance with regulations, efficiency and maximized returns on investment (ROI) (Arquiled services). Check here our product line.
LED TECHNOLOGY

THE BENEFITS OF LED TECHNOLOGY

Energy savings in lighting systems mainly result from introducing more efficient lighting, sensors and control systems. This is an area where LED technology excels.

LED technology offers clear benefits over conventional lighting, including better lumen efficiency and energy efficiency, longer life and lower maintenance requirements. And these benefits are enhanced when you use luminous flux control and sensor systems.

Also, the permanent lighting needs of commercial units make the payback period very short, which means that LED technology is the best lighting solution for any commercial environment.

OUR EXPERIENCE

Our light designing team has extensive experience in the design and renovation of lighting systems in different industrial contexts such as factories, industrial pavilions, warehouses, car parks and petrol stations, among other projects. We offer customer support on ergonomics, compliance with regulations, efficiency and maximized returns on investment (ROI) (Arquiled services). Check here our product line.

BENEFITS OF COMMERCIAL LIGHTING

Optimizing energy costs

The high efficiency (lumens per watt) of LED luminaires, their easy dimming capability and instantaneous ON/OFF reaction, enable you to minimize energy costs with industrial lighting systems. There is no other technology with comparable results.

Improved productivity

The superior quality of LED light compared to conventional technologies makes it possible to optimize sight and focus on the activity, improving productivity and reducing the effort of completing tasks.

Fast return on investment (payback)

LED technology’s low consumption, long durability and reduced maintenance requirements minimize the payback periods of projects that replace conventional lighting with LED technology.

Safer environments

LED light, together with superior luminaire quality, eliminates unwanted light scattering and reduces shadows, which are some of the biggest threats to physical integrity in commercial environments, thus providing a safer workplace.

TESTIMONIALS

Frederico Lucas
Light Designer ARQUILED

“The great challenge in this project was centred on the conditions of the space itself – high ceilings and the industrial environment typical of a facility of this type are aspects that require special attention from the light design team when lighting the areas covered by manufacturing equipment, as well as the characteristics of luminaires that must be adapted for the adverse environment of such an industry.”

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